Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club Collection The Spice Road

Peated Blend

Johnnie Walker // Scotland

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3 out of 5 stars
( 200 )

The first expression in Johnnie Walker's Travel-Retail-exclusive Explorers' Club Collection, The Spice Road was released in Duty Free stores late in 2012. This adventure-themes bottling is meant to evoke images of traveling the Silk Road and wandering the spice bazaars of Asia. It's a blended Scotch bearing no age-statement

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  • Peated Blend
    A mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    used American oak

Tasting Notes

"The nose is oddly soapy, with a lot of young smelling grain spirit at first that gradually gives way to vanilla, apples, ginger, raisin, sawdust, and smoke. On the palate, there is an assault of oak carrying some smoke and spice, but mostly just a woody, waxy affair. Beneath that lurks apricot, cinnamon, clove, and more smoke. The finish brings dark chocolate, bitter orange, and a bit of nuttiness. An odd mix of influences that certainly doesn't recall ancient Asian caravansaries but might remind you of a slightly smokier Irish whiskey. "

Score 83

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